Monitoring and Observability

Defining the term ‘monitoring’ is a difficult task considering the performance space has evolved significantly over the years. Lately, there has been a shift in the monitoring world, sparking a healthy debate regarding the definition and purpose of monitoring, through which a new term has emerged: observability. Some of that debate can be found in…

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Everything as a Service

Whenever I write about the cloud, I tend to break it down into three categories: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS). As I was working on a cloud performance management ebook, a coworker suggested that I also include function as…

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Defining DevOps

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the term DevOps and what it really means. This train of thought is partially inspired by my recent participation in various DevOps Days events, as well as reading the DevOps for Media and Entertainment report published by O’Reilly. So, what is DevOps? Well,…

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Doing Digital Business in China

Breaking into any new geographical market isn’t easy, but China presents a set of unique technical obstacles that makes this especially difficult. In a previous post, we provided an overview of the Chinese market and discussed the need for a different business strategy based on the Golden Shield Project, aka…

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